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Sitecom WL-109 Router Port Forwarding Guide

Sitecom WL-109 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Sitecom WL-109 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Sitecom WL-109 router.



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Step 1

It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Sitecom WL-109 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Sitecom WL-109 router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.0.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Sitecom WL-109

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Sitecom WL-109 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Sitecom WL-109 Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Sitecom WL-109 router.

Sitecom Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Sitecom Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Sitecom WL-109 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Sitecom WL-109 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

Step 4

Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:

TCP Ports:3074
UDP Ports:3074

If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:

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Near the left of the page click the Advanced link.

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Near the top of the page click the Firewall Services button.

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Click the Add button near the center of the page.

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Make up a name to put in the Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Type dropdown box.

If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and then enter highest number into the End Port box.

When you are done click the Save button.

Near the top of the page click the Firewall Rules button.

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Click either the Incoming or the Outgoing Add button.

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In the Service dropdown box choose the service you created.

Select ALLOW always from the Action dropdown box.

Use the Send to LAN Server box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.

Choose Any from the WAN Users dropdown box.

In the Log dropdown box pick Never.

After you are done click the Save button.

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When you're finished, click Save near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Sitecom WL-109 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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